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Fixed penalty notices (FPNs)

A Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) is a notice served by an authorised enforcement officer to a person who has committed a criminal offence. The notice may be issued on the spot or through the post and can be used for:

  • environmental crimes eg littering, fly-tipping
  • parking offences

If you have received an FPN, there are two options available:

  • Pay the FPN within 14 calendar days of the notice being served  ie the date shown on bottom of the notice
  • Await the court summons or request a court hearing

Some crimes offer a lower penalty if paid within 10 days.

Failure to pay a penalty may result in a higher fine imposed by the court or imprisonment.

FPN charges for environmental crimes

The cost of an FPN depends on the offence and these costs are listed below along with the possible conviction costs if the matter goes to court.

Offence If paid in 10 days If paid in 14 days (outside of 10 days) Maximum penalty on conviction
Depositing litter £60 £80 £2,500
Failure to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) - £100 unlimited fee
Failure to comply with a dog control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) £70 £100 £1,000
Failure to comply with other PSPOs £70 £100 £1,000
Graffiti and fly-posting £60 £80 £2,500
Failure to produce waste documents £180 £300 unlimited fee
Failure to produce authority to transport waste £180 £300 unlimited fee
Unauthorised distribution of free printed matter £60 £80 £2,500
Failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice £40 £60 £1,000
Exposing a vehicle for sale on a road £60 £80 £2,500
Repairing a vehicle on a road £60 £80 £2,500
Abandoning a vehicle £120 £200 £1,000
Failure to nominate an alarm key holder £60 £80 £1,000
Noise from dwellings £60 £80 unlimited fine
Noise from licensed premises - £500 unlimited fine
Unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal etc. of waste £150 £300 Unlimited fine and/or 12 months in prison. Or unlimited fine and/or 5 years in prison on conviction of indictment

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If you see someone commit one of the offences listed above, please report it to us.

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